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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Allison discover about her comrades?
2. What does Della want to do with Kaladze?
3. What does Paul fear about the new bobble generator?
4. What do Wili and Paul say they need to create larger bobbles?
5. What does Paul think about Wili's capabilities after he interfaces with the computer?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Wili lose contact with Jill during the final approach to the embobbling position?
2. How does Wili manipulate Della and Mike while they are at the demonstration of the power generator?
3. How does Avery lose control over the situation early in the battle with the Tinkers?
4. Why does Wili decide to trust Mike?
5. How does Della and Mike's relationship change while they are at Kaladze's camp?
6. How does Mike feel about losing Jeremy inside the bobble at the bioscience lab?
7. What happens during Della's attack on the pass?
8. Why are Paul and the others stopped on the road to the Authority enclave?
9. Why does Paul decide to embobble himself?
10. How and why do Mike and Wili demonstrate their new bobble generator?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Paul is consumed by guilt and regrets, and despite his personal strength, he begins to succumb to the pressures of things he believes he is responsible for, and the ways in which he has failed those around him.
1) Discuss Paul's attitude towards the bobbles. Are his protests against them genuine, or are they reactions to other deep-seated feelings that he may be harboring?
2) Describe how and why Paul feels guilty about losing Allison, and how he reacts when she is freed from her bobble. How do these events weight on Paul?
3) Explain Paul's decline as a leader and explain how it is related to the stresses he experiences from his guilts and regrets.
Essay Topic 2
The Tinkers are a wide spread and loosely organized group that reveres Paul and his work. Although they suffer a significant blow during the events after the chess tournament, their actions as a group drive the plot of the second half of the novel.
1) Describe the Tinkers as a group, their organization, resources, philosophy, and goals.
2) Describe the relationship between the Authority and the Tinkers and discuss the reasons this relationship becomes stressed to the point of war.
3) Discuss some of the major aids that the Tinkers are able to provide to the average people of this setting, and describe the general attitude of those people towards the Tinkers.
Essay Topic 3
The events that led to the unusual state of raffias are only discussed tangentially and only become clear in the final chapters of the story. The rise of the Authority rapidly and dramatically altered the political landscape of the world.
1) Explain how the bobbles were discovered and first created. What involvement did Paul and the progenitors of the Authority have in these discoveries?
2) Describe how the Authority came to power and how it was able to subdue major military powers such as the United States?
3) Using evidence from the book, speculate as to how the setting could have evolved differently had some minor factors been altered slightly.
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